The Focus On Haiti Initiative hosted a screening of the new film FATHER JOSEPH, a documentary on the life and work of Father Joseph Philippe, Founder of Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, the Peasant Association of Fondwa, and the University of Fondwa.
The event featured the film screening and a panel discussion moderated by Amanda Klasing—Women’s Rights Division Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch—and the following speakers:
- Father Joseph Philippe – Founder of Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, the Peasant Association of Fondwa (APF), and the University of Fondwa (UNIF)
- Robert Maguire – Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs
- Anne Hastings – Founder and former CEO of Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze / Board Member, UNIF-USA
- Leigh Carter – Founder and Board Member Emeritus, Fonkoze USA / Board Member, APF-USA
- Jeff Kaufman – Director / Producer of FATHER JOSEPH
- Jenny Petrow – Inter-American Foundation representative for Colombia and Jamaica, and former IAF representative for Haiti
A preview of the film is available online.